obligate anaerobe

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Related to obligate anaerobe: Anaerobic bacteria, Aerotolerant Anaerobe
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Noun1.obligate anaerobe - an organism that cannot grow in the presence of oxygen
anaerobe - an organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
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We continue to study the importance of Fusobacterium necrophorum, an obligate anaerobe that causes endemic pharyngitis in adolescents and young adults.
It is caused by tetanospasmin, a toxin released by clostridium tetani.1 Clostridium tetani, is a mobile gram-positive sporeforming obligate anaerobe with soil or dust as its natural habitat.
asaccharolytica is a black-pigmented Gram-negative, obligate anaerobe that belongs to the family Bacteriodaceae.
The gram-negative species, an obligate anaerobe, is a cause of Lemierre's syndrome, wrote Tam Van, Ph.D., and her colleagues in a poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.
muciniphilia is an obligate anaerobe, and mucin is its primary source of carbon and nitrogen (Forney, L.
nov., a rapidly growing thermophilic, alkalitolerant, and proteolytic obligate anaerobe. Int.
On the basis of Gram staining and analysis of the organism's morphologic features in culture (growth at 37[degrees]C, obligate anaerobe with spherical, subterminal spores and hemolytic colonies with irregular edges), its biochemical characteristics (the organism was motile, a citrate fermenter), and 16S rRNA gene sequencing, the organism was identified as C.
Bacteroides fragilis is an obligate anaerobe which will appear as a gram negative bacillus on a gram stain.
botulinum is an obligate anaerobe, it remains unclear if a particular concentration of oxygen is capable of preventing toxigenesis.